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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Speech in noise app FREE   
    This is great @Mary Beth!
    Thanks for letting me know. Gonna download it on my ipad so I can return my friend's ipad. 
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    Jewel reacted to pdk in Songs   
    Squelching along thank-you. Only joking. Small improvements. Speech is really good. Frank Sinatra sounds a little better, but Susan Boyle has not improved (wild horses ).
    Went to a concert and the cello concerto was bad. Percussion great. Listened to young persons guide to orchestra and enjoyed it, very good to relearn all the instruments. 
    Went for a walk up Chapman's peak drive houtbay where I live and listened in amazement to the waves crashing in, perfect. 
    All in all, going great. It's now 3 months since activation. 
    Peter 
     
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Songs   
    @pdk
    The brain is really amazing. How are you doing on your journey? 
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    Jewel reacted to Marion nancy in Artone vs Quattro Pro 4   
    Thank you Mary.  As the Artone is relatively inexpensive as compared to other devices I am going to order a second one.  I love it and become annoyed when I have to wait to reboot. I seem to be wearing this when ever I am home. Music never sounded so good.  I find it much easier than Rogers and definitely much lighter.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2   
    @Dave in Pittsburgh
    I am glad you love your Rondo 2.  You, and all the other happy Rondo 2 users, are making me want Rondo 2 processors!
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Featherston in Rondo 2   
    It's weird, though, because in my experience the Rondo2 brings me a little more sound than the Sonnets.  @Dave in Pittsburgh, did your audiologist do a separate mapping for the Rondo2 or copy the Sonnet MAP over?
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Featherston in Directionality!   
    Thanks, @Mary Beth I will look for that app.  I know I need some work on hearing in noise. 
    Sometimes it's hard not to envy hearing people!  -3.3 decibels!  Wow.
    But I'm happy with my CIs.  I was just thinking today how quickly the level of hearing I get with them became my new normal.  🙂
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    Jewel reacted to Daniel the Stranger in Directionality!   
    Things are going well @Mary Beth I can't complain, I'm really happy with my CIs.
    Communication at work has improved heaps and I'm not scared anymore to interact with students and staff. I don't forget that this is a long process, my Audiologist can't believe how patient and positive am I.
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Directionality!   
    Lovely @Mary Beth
    I usually hear birds chirping outside my house but no matter how hard I look, I can never find the birds! Just goes to show why two CIs are better than one. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Directionality!   
    Today while I was walking through a courtyard up to a school, I heard a bird chirping.  I looked ahead in the direction of the birdsong and saw two trees spaced quite a bit apart.  One tree to my right and the other tree to my left.  The bird continued to sing.  It seemed strange to me that the birdsong sounded like it was coming from a high location between the trees.  The bird continued to sing.  There was a very tall sculpture located between the two trees.  When I looked way up to the very top of that sculpture, I saw the bird singing its heart out.  My CIs were right!  The birdsong was coming from between the trees!  Sound directionality is so much fun!
     
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Hearing differently   
    @Mary Featherston
    Hope you're rid of the cold soon and you start hearing as you did before. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Watersail in My First Concert   
    Hi everyone. 
    I attended my first concert since getting my CI last year. It was a couple of local musicians as well as Air Supply. I decided to wear my Sonnet to this outdoor event. There were over 1500 people in attendance. 
    Some of the performers I was hearing for the first time ever, so I wasn't acquainted with their music. The first one I could hardly make out the actual lyrics but I was able to make out the music. Maybe I couldn't make out the lyrics cos the performer had the mic so close to her mouth. 
    Things got better with the male performers, and I recognised some tunes. 
    When Air Supply came on they had some strong electric bass guitars that kinda drowned out the lyrics sometimes. And sometimes it took a while for me to figure out which song was being sung. 
    I had to keep my Fine Tuner out and keep adjusting to see which setting I heard best in. I think Natural and Omni were best. 
    When the MC and others on the platform spoke I heard them loud and clear. 
    Note I was sitting maybe in row 30! I was pretty pleased how things went as this wouldn't have possible had I not had my CI. 
    I just hope my audi can tweak things so next time the experience is even better!
    What mic setting do you use for concerts? And what has been your experience? 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Who already has Rondo 2 or is waiting to receive Rondo 2?   
    Hi @GraniPeggy
    I have Sonnet and Rondo2 and definitely prefer Rondo2 most times. I don't like Rondo2 in noisy situations but recently I have been adjusting the sensitivity on such occasions and it seems to help. So do a bit of experimenting and see how you like it. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in POLL: Sonnet users   
    @Mr-LJ
    I used rechargeable Sonnet batteries for awhile.  The little ridges near the bottom of the batteries are set with one edge lower than the other.  I used those to help align the batteries correctly.
     
    However, I am not a fan of changing batteries throughout my day nor of carrying around fully charged batteries just to find out they had not actually charged correctly.  So disposable batteries are a better fit for me.
     
    I hope Med-El introduces much longer lasting rechargeable batteries with the Sonnet 2.  
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in favorite WOW moments   
    Way to go @Jewel!
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in favorite WOW moments   
    I had a couple Wow moments over the past two days. 
    I was sitting watching TV at the rear of my house and I heard a beeping sound similar to when a vehicle is reversing. Went to investigate and sure enough there was a truck reversing into my neighbour's driveway. That means I heard this from over 60 feet away! Amazing to me! 
    Then I was at an ATM today and I was putting stuff into my purse and I could hear the sounds being made by the ATM next to mine! They are enclosed separately. 
    It's funny, I didn't know that ATMs make sounds when you punch the keypad, etc, until after getting the CI! 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Kanso or Rondo users please advise   
    Hallo @Karen fudge
    I got my Rondo2 in January and absolutely love it! Most times I'm not even aware that I'm wearing it. As @Mary Featherston mentioned, my hair is longer than hers. 
    My hair is very heavy but I had no problem with the Rondo2. I always secure it with a tether and hairclip that is provided with the Rondo2. 
    I have since cut my hair and it is above my shoulders, kinda in a bob. No one has ever asked me "what's that on your head?" I just make sure to wear the mic cover color that is closest to my hair colour. There was one occasion where someone pulled at the hairclip cos it is silver and was apparently showing but now I make sure to put the clip closer to the scalp so hair covers it. 
    When my hair was longer I would put it in a ponytail and a bun and the Rondo2 couldn't be seen! In fact my mom asked whether I was wearing it cos she didn't see anything. And even when I lift my hair to show it to people oftentimes they don't see it! 
    The sound on the Rondo2 is very good quality. I also have the BTE Sonnet but I hear much better with the Rondo2 although it only has one mic. Kanso has two mics I believe.
    Rondo2 is not too good in noisy environments but I learnt this week how to adjust the sensitivity and that has helped a lot. 
    I wear the Rondo2 all day from about 7:30 am until midnight! It is hassle free. 
    However, I was trying to dance with it (the cha cha) and when I jumped it did  fall from my scalp but the tether secured it so it didn't fall to the ground. Note that it hardly ever falls off (only a handful of times). I have worn it to the gym and had no problems; it never fell off there.
    Hope this helps. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from lizjlong in Activated today!! So many questions..   
    @lizjlong
    At my initial appointments the surgeon said he would do my worst ear. At the preop appointment I told him that I am self pay and I cannot afford to do both ears. So he decided I would have a better chance of success if I did my better ear. Note that I had been wearing a HA in my better ear since 2009 but I never wore it for say 100 hours in a month. I didn't get much benefit from HAs. In fact in 7 years I went through 4 HAs! I never wore a HA in my worst ear. 
    I hear very well with just the one implanted ear. Rarely do I wish I was bilateral. If I lived in a country where insurance would fund the CI and upgrades then maybe I would do the second ear. But I'm happy with my one implanted side. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Featherston in It's the Little Things   
    I managed to catch a cold (figures, as I have a four-day weekend) so I'm sitting in a chair at the far end of my bedroom.  The window is open and I can hear the birds in the trees outside.
    The wow part is that I'm at least sixteen feet from the window.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Featherston in It's the Little Things   
    Yesterday I was able to use my new superpower for real:  we had an 8.5 hour flight and a toddler two rows ahead screamed for at least three of those hours (intermittently throughout the flight).  I just popped the magnets off my implants.  🙂
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Activated today!! So many questions..   
    Me too @Mary Beth.
    Glad I took a leap of  faith and got the CI. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Activated today!! So many questions..   
    Me too @Mary Beth.
    Glad I took a leap of  faith and got the CI. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Activated today!! So many questions..   
    I am so happy things worked out so well for you @Jewel.
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Activated today!! So many questions..   
    @lizjlong
    At my initial appointments the surgeon said he would do my worst ear. At the preop appointment I told him that I am self pay and I cannot afford to do both ears. So he decided I would have a better chance of success if I did my better ear. Note that I had been wearing a HA in my better ear since 2009 but I never wore it for say 100 hours in a month. I didn't get much benefit from HAs. In fact in 7 years I went through 4 HAs! I never wore a HA in my worst ear. 
    I hear very well with just the one implanted ear. Rarely do I wish I was bilateral. If I lived in a country where insurance would fund the CI and upgrades then maybe I would do the second ear. But I'm happy with my one implanted side. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Rita Marquez in Is There an App for Hearpeers?   
    Hi @Rita Marquez
    Welcome to Heer Peers!
    There is no app for this forum. 
    You may want to add this site as a shortcut on your phone for quick access though. 
     
     
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